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Human Resource's mission is to support a fair and ethical work environment by providing the tools and guidance needed to achieve personal and professional success.  Our vision is to be a trusted partner that empowers every employee to reach their full potential where their contributions and innovations advance Saginaw Valley State University.

This is a page that contains the collective bargaining agreements for Saginaw Valley State University.

Here are the current job postings for Saginaw Valley State University.

Here are some steps to guide your transition into your new career at Saginaw Valley State University.

Regular Full-Time Employees are eligible to receive a variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Retirement, and more. Learn about your options here

SVSU Support Staff Employees are eligible to receive a variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Retirement and more.  Learn about your options here.

Here you can find the Holiday Schedule for Saginaw Valley State University.

Here are some forms that may pertain to your career at Saginaw Valley State University.

Employees that work for Saginaw Valley State University have access to certain perks and business discounts.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

The University Health Center, located inside Saginaw Valley HealthCare, provides walk-in primary medical care, disease prevention, health education and various specialty services to SVSU students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding community.

SVSU Campus Recreation is committed to building a stronger student body by providing diverse and intentional recreational activities for the campus community. Our vision is to promote health awareness, sense of community and a lifelong appreciation for fitness and wellness.

The Ryder Center for Health and Physical Education is an athletics and recreational complex located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.

The SVSU Police Department is staff by certified police officers 24/7 and participates in a mutual aid agreement with other local law enforcement agencies serving to expedite assistance from these agencies should their services be required.

Here you can register for SVSU's emergency notification system.

Student Wellness Program's goal is to empower students to lead healthy lifestyles through education-based programs.  We strive to promote health awareness for all individuals, generate a sense of community, and help create a lifelong appreciation for health & wellness.

Handbooks and Policies

Handbook and Policies

The Saginaw Valley State University Operations Manual includes those operating policies and procedures which govern the actions of employees,students,contractors, and visitors.

Here is Saginaw Valley State Univeristy Drug-Free Workplace Policy 4.3-2.

Saginaw Valley State University recognizes free choice in the matter of smoking. However, it recognizes a more fundamental right of the majority population of non-smokers to breathe clean air. This policy is intended to protect and enhance the indoor and outdoor air quality and to contribute to the health and well-being of all.

Here is Saginaw Valley State University's Internet and Network Resources Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) 4.6-1

Here is the SVSU's 2019_20 Adjunct Faculty Handbook (2,038KB)

Student Grade Grievance Procedure - The following procedure shall be used by any student who has a complaint relating to the final grade received in a class. 


Student Handbook Policies and Procedures - This section contains information that will help students navigate the policies and procedures of Saginaw Valley State University. If the information you're looking for is not found, please feel free to reach out to the Student Affairs office via 989.964.4410.

University Services

University Services

Here is the link to SVSU's Bookstore

This is the page where you can book rooms and events.

SVSU staff can purchase office supplies here.

SVSU's Business Services goal is to provide high value goods and services through logistical efficiencies in support of sound University operations.

The mission of Purchasing Services is to assist faculty and staff in acquiring the goods and services they need to perform their duties.

Here is the page for SVSU Parking Services

Here is the page for SVSU Dining Services

Here is where an employee can submit a maintenance request.

Here is where you can access SVSU's Graphics Center

The Office of University Communications serves as the university’s public information center, communicating the university’s mission, programs and services to on- and off-campus audiences through publications, news media, social media, websites and other outlets.



Here is the page that describes SVSU's Strategic Plan for the future.

Established in 1966, the Board of Fellows is an advisory group for the President of Saginaw Valley State University. Members of the Board of Fellows serve four-year terms and represent a wide range of professions and communities across the Great Lakes Bay Region. In addition to holding informative meetings on a regular basis, the Board of Fellows hosts an annual reception for legislators and is committed to supporting the personal and educational development of SVSU students, especially through community engagement.

The Office of the President page describes the current president of Saginaw Valley State University and what the president's office is in charge of.

This is where you can find all of the past University Publications

Here is hierarchical chart for Saginaw Valley State University

Technology Support / ITS

Technology / ITS Support

Here is the ITS Up On Tech page where you can access different the different ITS services.

The Office of Adjunct Faculty Support Programs is now part of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We will continue our work in providing professional development, teaching workshops, and other resources for all SVSU faculty.



The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is a free museum and sculpture garden that features a unique collection of more than 200 sculptures that span the 70-year career of “America’s Public Sculptor,” Marshall M. Fredericks (1908-1998), as well as rotating exhibitions featuring artists from around the world.

The Valley Vanguard is Saginaw Valley State University Student Newspaper since 1967

We are an on campus organization at SVSU streaming live here. We are a station made and run by the students for the students.

Here is the page for SVSU's Reflections Magazine

Resources for Helping Students



This catalog contains comprehensive information about Saginaw Valley State University, its academic programs and requirements for earning bachelor’s degrees from SVSU. It can serve as your guide to admission and graduation requirements, and for various academic options. Brief descriptions of all courses are listed by department, as well as programs of study for each major and minor currently offered.

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Academic Advisement Center - Welcome to your online resource for undergraduate advising!  Please review our online resources and if you have additional questions you can stop by our office or make an appointment. Note:  If you are seeking a Graduate degree, please see your Graduate Program Coordinator for your advising needs. 

General education refers to that part of a student’s education that contributes to the breadth of knowledge needed to be a more effective citizen of a complex and culturally diverse world. It supports the student with the skills and perspectives that will not always be gained from a specialized program of study and provides a basis for a common educational experience all students and graduates of the University can share.

Undergraduate Majors at SVSU - Our students aren't lost in the audience of a giant lecture hall; they are standing center stage presenting research to Ph.D.'s and graduate students around the world- from Oxford university's Global Conference on business and economics to the National Neurotrauma Society Symposium. Faculty across the five colleges include you in their work and seek out experiences to help you grow.

Graduate Programs - You are living life. And you want more. You work hard, play hard, and you have people who are depending on you. A few late nights, early mornings, and prioritizing doesn't scare you. You are a contender. You rise to the challenge. Now is your time to defy.

Calendar and Important Dates - SVSU would like to keep our entire Cardinal community up-to-date on all of the comings and goings around campus. With access to the latest academic calendar, final exam schedules, important semester dates, and updated registration dates and times – you’ll be ready for your next big adventure at SVSU!

The goal of the Registrars Office is to provide outstanding service and educational resources while preserving the academic records of our students within well-established protocols. These records include but are not limited to, student academic information, records of enrollment, academic status, degree completion, commencement and transcripts. We strive to provide the best possible service through both web technology and personal interaction. This is your assurance that you will receive timely, accurate, and professional assistance from our office.

The Melvin J. Zahnow Library provides information resources and services to support the teaching and research needs of the students, faculty and staff of Saginaw Valley State University.

The Honors Program encourages academically gifted students to develop life-long qualities, like curiosity and engagement, by giving them access to research, travel and service experiences. Within the program, students receive the necessary support to be successful leaders in a diverse world where all strands of knowledge are interdependent upon one another.

The Roberts Fellowship Program engages a select group of approximately 10 outstanding SVSU students from a wide range of disciplines for an entire academic year in three-hour weekly seminars, a year-long service project of their own creation, and interactions with campus and community leaders.

The Undergraduate Research Program integrates the University's teaching and research missions through the creation and facilitation of faculty/student research partnerships.

The Study Abroad Office is a part of the Center for Community Engagement & Experiential Learning, and is located in Science East 201. We are limiting physical walk-in traffic by utilizing virtual, phone, and email advising/communication. Please email to schedule an appointment and learn where you can study, intern or volunteer abroad.

Welcome to Multicultural Student Affairs where we assist students with assimilating, socially and academically, into the university community and culture. 

Academic Help

Academic Help

The purpose of the Office of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations (ARA) at SVSU is to support our students’ educational experience by helping them access accommodations and services.

The Math & Physics Resource Center provides free drop-in and by-appointment tutoring support for students in MATH 081 - MATH 262 and PHYS 107-212. It is located on the second floor of the Zahnow Library.

SVSU Writing Center - Encouraging more thoughtful writers,a tool for thinking about writing through conversations that matter.

Testing Center - The mission of Saginaw Valley State University’s Testing Center is to provide quality testing services to students that adhere to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.

The Center for Academic Acheivement provides tutoring services for students.



College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences - We are SVSU and we are changing our local and global communities through the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our programs are diverse – discover the one that brings you passion and success. 

College of Business & Management - We are SVSU, and we are innovative business leaders and entrepreneurs in the Great Lakes Bay Region and around the globe. As a student of the Scott L. Carmona College of Business, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to hit the ground running in today’s business world through classes filled with real-world case studies, field-based experiences and numerous opportunities to travel.

College of Education - We are SVSU, and we go beyond teaching the basics. We  prepare our teachers to inspire students to be the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow. SVSU’s College of Education offers undergraduate teacher certification programs in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education and special education.

Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services - We are SVSU, and we are healing the minds, hearts and bodies of people in our region and beyond. As a student of HHS, you'll gain both a knowledge- and skills-based education in the health care field that fascinates you most. SVSU offers undergraduate degrees in exercise science, health science, medical laboratory science, neuroscience, physical education teacher education, nursing and social work;and graduate degrees in health administration and leadership, nursing, occupational therapy and social work.

College of Science, Engineering & Technology - We are SVSU. We question the obvious and seek to make the world better for the next generation. We have undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, math, physics, agriculture studies and a graduate program in computer science and information systems.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Organizations and Events - RSOs are Registered Student Organizations that are formed with a common objective. The topics of the organizations are boundless. Some RSOs are focused on academic and professional pursuits, others concentrate on real-world issues such as service and volunteerism, and others are more social in nature and exist simply to meet every week and bond over their shared interests.

Here is a page that contains a list of yearly events taking place at Saginaw Valley State University.

Volunteer and Service Programs - SVSU offers monthly service projects and special events sponsored by the Volunteer Center. We have opportunities for one time or long term engagements with various organizations in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties. Any student interested in performing community service should visit the Volunteer Center in the Student Center. 

Here is where you can find SVSU's Dining Services Page.

On-Campus Housing - Get ready to unpack, share memorable moments, and develop lasting friendships. With modern facilities, exceptional dining options, and vast recreational opportunities, it is no surprise that when compared to other public universities, SVSU is ranked #1 IN THE NATION for the best college dorms and ranked #1 IN MICHIGAN for best college campus!

Student Association - At the end of each school year the students at Saginaw Valley State University vote to elect a Student Association President and 20 Representatives to serve the following year. Through these individuals, a Speaker of the House and a group of committee chairs are chosen. Currently, the organization is made up of six main committees: Student Concerns, Legislation & External Affairs, Allocations Committee, Public Information, Campus Events, and Philanthropy Committee.The Student Association serves as the voice of the student body, and it is their duty to serve the students at Saginaw Valley State University as outlined in the charter.

Student Life, the center for student involvement at Saginaw Valley State University. Student success is our top priority and we are here to provide opportunities that encourage your growth as a student and leadership in our global community. Whether you connect with fellow students in our student organizations, participate in a leadership program or serve the community through volunteering—Student Life is here to help you flourish! Engagement beyond the classroom will enhance your college experience and advance your success after graduation. Visit us to learn how you can serve, lead and connect with others at SVSU.

SVSU Campus Recreation is committed to building a stronger student body by providing diverse and intentional recreational activities for the campus community. Our vision is to promote health awareness, sense of community and a lifelong appreciation for fitness and wellness.

Club Sports - Club Sports allow students to continue to compete in their sport of choice at a collegiate level, improve their athletic skill set, and gain opportunities for personal growth and development of leadership skills. The success of individual Club Sports can be attributed to the dedication and drive of student leaders.

Intramural Sports - Intramurals are your go-to sports programs for the entire academic year at Saginaw Valley. Whether you're looking to continue playing a sport you played your entire life or looking to take on new sports, Intramurals hosts the level of competition you're looking for. All skill levels are welcome and there is a wide variety of leagues offered each year.

The Valley Vanguard is SVSU's Student Run newspaper since 1967

We are an on campus organization at SVSU streaming live at We are a station made and run by the students for the students.

The SVSU Events Calendar conains the important events for the year at Saginaw Valley State University.

Jobs & Careers

Jobs & Careers

Career Services at SVSU is dedicated to providing the professional development resources you will need throughout your college career and beyond -- free of charge. Our staff will support and assist you in achieving professional success while you are enrolled at SVSU, and into the next phase of your life past graduation.

The Office of Career Services' mission is to support both the economic vitality of the region and the professional development of our students and alumni by assisting in matching top-quality interns, co-op students and graduates with local organizations to meet the needs of the community. Career Services at SVSU is dedicated to providing the professional development resources to every student throughout their college career and beyond -- free of charge. 

The co-op and internship program at Saginaw Valley State University provides students with the opportunity to work for local businesses and receive real-world experience. 

Job Listings - Handshake is a powerful online resource connecting SVSU students to top employers and career resources, and employers to top SVSU candidates. Whether you are looking for an internship, a part-time job or to land in your first destination, Handshake can help! And the more you use Handshake, the smarter it gets. As the system gets to know your professional needs, it can deliver more current and relevant content directly to your feed. Check back often, as new opportunities are constantly being added.